S:0612 Principle: Self-Awareness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Have you ever noticed that people who know Who They Really Are have a self-assuredness about them? They carry themselves with a natural ease and comfort. They are fully engaged in life, yet have no attachment to forcing…Continue Reading →

S:0611 Quote: Lack

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus   Coaching Point: On which do you focus your attention? Have or have not? Gratitude or lack?   Copyright 2007 Steve Straus.…Continue Reading →

S:0610 Principle: Effective Listening

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Highly successful people tend to be excellent listeners. On the other hand, people who struggle in life tend to be so wrapped up in their own ‘story’ they can’t really hear what is available for them. Effective listeners…Continue Reading →

S:0609 Great Question: Feelings?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What am I feeling, right now?”   Coaching Point: Ask this question several times per day. Just stop, ask the question, notice the response. Don’t try to do anything about what you’re feeling. Don’t judge what you’re feeling. Don’t even stay in the question…Continue Reading →

S:0608 Quote: Problems

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Additional problems are the offspring of poor solutions.” Mark Twain   Coaching Point: Smoke jumpers — forest fire fighters — know that a fire is out only when they use their bare hands to feel through the dirt and debris, checking for hot spots and finding…Continue Reading →